Ministers are all too aware of the green invaders

28th October 2005 at 01:00
The concerns of the South Lanarkshire action group (see below) appear to be shared right at the heart of government. Before he was appointed Deputy Education Minister, Robert Brown, Liberal Democrat list MSP for the west of Scotland, was "increasingly worried about the continued threat to, and loss of, Glasgow's green spaces".

Mr Brown added: "Developers are targeting football playing fields, bowling greens and tennis courts, as well as smaller grassed areas and gap sites across the city. In fact, the phenomenon is common to many towns and cities across Scotland."

He also observed: "It seems that council planning committees in Glasgow are not as rigorous as they should be in enforcing planning and conservation protections . . . Indeed, a coach and horses has sometimes been driven through these planning protections."

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now